1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Radiohead’s free distribution yields results

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Nov 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
  2. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

    Joined:
    16 May 2002
    Posts:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    9
    Another relevant issue is that they managed to get the album out with no leaks. For such a popular band to manage this is quite rare.

    Can't wait for December. I want my disk box now!
     
  3. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

    Joined:
    15 May 2002
    Posts:
    6,131
    Likes Received:
    13
    Not sure about music on USD drives. That's a little werid to me. But credit to them for actually trying something new.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    9,117
    Likes Received:
    363
    ditto....
     
  5. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seven albums worth of WAV... do I get to use the memory stick for standard file transfers?
     
  6. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    2,148
    Likes Received:
    30
    It must be a pretty big flash drive... thats 7 CDs worth of music which is nearly 5GB, so is it a 4GB drive or what?
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    68
    The truth of the matter is, they pulled $10 mill in money from this, and climbing. And that goes straight to them.
     
  8. Drexial

    Drexial New Member

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    this is by no means a new concept. the band Mellowdrone released their album free for DL and i believe $10 for a CD without a label and this was back in 2003. i feel this was far more of a test of how successful a venture like this could be, because they weren't a widely known name like radiohead. i DLed it and bought the CD cause not only did i respect what they were doing i like the music. i also love the title of the album "A Demonstration of Intellectual Property" and it really was. Maybe they aren't mega superstars now. But they have enough of a fan base to support what they love doing and they they are at least well off.
     
  9. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    10
    "one of which being uncompressed WAV files on a USB drive for £83.50."
    LOL! Welcome to the digital Millenium EMI. Or ppl could just buy the collection and rip it to FLAC thereby having both CDs with covers and all AND a digital lossless copy that takes up less.

    But but but. Still great to see an initiative towards not locking customers down with DRM. Just a shame that they want it to cost a premium.
     
  10. wharrad

    wharrad New Member

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    869
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jonah from New End Original, Far, One Line Drawing and the Deftones has been allowing you to choose a price for his music since I first checked his website... Um, probably sometime around 1999/2000.... Also, you can choose the price for all merchandise.

    He does send you the actual CD or t-shirt etc, so there is a minimum cost... But his figures, being a middle of the road artist and doing over many years... Should give a good figure. Record companies won't like his successes mind!
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    21 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    7,379
    Likes Received:
    164
    Radiohead made lot of money "selling" there CD this way
     
  12. Irvine

    Irvine New Member

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    If they did that, then they wouldn't be able to DRM it. Doubtless, the WAVs on the USB drive will probably be locked down like hell.

    And I wonder if they included multiple downloads in the numbers? I, for one, tried to download the album several times but failed because the link that they provided didn't work.
     
  13. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    41
  14. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

    Joined:
    12 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    97
    I disagree. They obviously aren't caring what the per download cost is (because they offered it for free). What matters is how much money they make at the end of the day. To be honest - it's loooking like that could be a considerable amount. And the record companies got...... $0. A new day has dawned and it's high time [some] record labels took off their rose coloured glasses and looked at the world as it is. No longer will we accept them bleeding us in the name of the artist.
     
  15. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    41
    Greetings!
    The record company will get its share when the hard copy gets released.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    9,117
    Likes Received:
    363
    but not as much as they would have if they were the first to release it.....
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page